Port Everglades was the scene of a major drug bust last week, as the United States Coast Guard say they discovered almost $26 million in cocaine and marijuana
Federal officers offloaded the cargo last Wednesday, which they say consisted of around 3,900 pounds of marijuana and 1,100 pounds of cocaine. They say operations against drug smugglers in the Caribbean yielded the large find.
The Coast Guard and federal drug agents began stepping up enforcement in April. Led by the U.S. Southern Command, several agencies under the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are involved in the operations in the area, including the US Navy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Several other allied agencies are involved, as well as many international agencies and agencies of other countries.